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Research and Development Technician

Company: Clyde's Donuts
Location: Addison
Posted on: September 18, 2022

Job Description:

Description:
SUMMARY Reporting to the Director of R&D, the R&D Technician is responsible for managing the donut sample production process from the initial sample request through packaging and distribution of the sample. This person will be responsible for managing and executing the sample schedule while coordinating line time with the operations team. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Partner with the sales team and external vendors to determine sample needs and expectations
  • Respond to urgent customer requests for samples
  • Communicate and coordinate sample runs with production, including managers, supervisors, and scheduler
  • Request ingredients from shipping and receiving staff
  • Provide direction to the mixers/operators about sample specifications and recipes
  • Ensure specifications of the samples are being followed
  • Follow the donut sample through production starting with mixing and ending in packaging
  • Record all production set points during the sample run
  • Understand all the equipment and processes used to create each sample product
  • Distribute requested samples to internal staff, clients and vendors
  • Record and summarize the results from vendor and employee sample taste-tests
  • Follow and comply with all food safety requirements and guidelines.
  • Reports food safety or quality issues to supervisor.
  • Support new product development.
  • Organize ingredient inventory and receiving structure.
  • Make prototype lab samples.

    Requirements:
    QUALIFICATIONS
    • Associates degree or High School diploma and 4 years of related experience
    • Bilingual in English and Spanish
    • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division)
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint)
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task
    • Culinary and Manufacturing in Food Industry experience preferred PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee must lift, move and/or carry up to 15 pounds frequently. WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; moderate to high heat and vibration; strong food smells. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. PI191762896

Keywords: Clyde's Donuts, Naperville , Research and Development Technician, Professions , Addison, Illinois

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